18 Nights
Cape York Camping Adventure 2022

• Part Catered (6 Dinners & 2 Lunches)
• Loads of Extras Included (eg. day tours, cabin & motel room start & end)

Tour 1 • 20 July - 6 Aug         
Tour 2 • 13 Aug - 30 Aug

$4450/couple, extra passengers $600ea
Camper Trailers ok

Always wanted a 𝗖𝗮𝗽𝗲 𝗬𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗔𝗱𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲 but unsure about doing it by yourself? We've taken away the hassle and uncertainty of organising the trip and the risk of doing it alone.

Experience this bucket list location in your own (or a hired) 4WD vehicle from Cooktown, to Weipa, to the tip of Cape York, to Iron Range National Park, all the way back to Atherton and a lot in between. Travel at a leisurely pace, within the security of a group tour environment. You don't need to have any off-road driving experience because your guide is also a professional 4WD instructor, so he'll assist you through the difficult sections. You'll have stories to tell about this trip for years to come!

Get your iconic photo at the Tip of Cape York, experience a day trip to Thursday Island, drive on the Old Tele Track, ford challenging water crossings, swim in crystal clear streams, go fishing in remote locations, camp in wilderness settings, experience wildlife that exists nowhere else and make new friends. Find out what's included in the FAQ section below.

We'll show you the best experiences of the Cape at a relaxed pace and get you and your vehicle home again in one piece. Places are limited to 8 client vehicles

Duration:     18 Nights
Start/End:   Cooktown to Atherton
Cost:              $4450 per couple   Extra passengers $600


See below for
what's included in the cost. You can phone or email Tony directly about the tour on the contact details below. Check out the Video Testimonials at the bottom of this page.

Cape York

Watch the Video -

Cape York Adventure
July - Aug '21

Tour group at the Tip of Cape York


Cape York Tour FAQ's 


WHAT'S INCLUDED?

• All the arrangements and bookings for the tour. Just get yourself, your gear and vehicle to Cooktown for our first night's included dinner and cabin accommodation. 
• Full-time, professional tour guide/4WD instructor with a Cert IV qualification in 4WD training and current first aid certificate.
• Pre-tour help and advice on vehicle and gear setup.
• "On-tour" training over the 2-way radio. You will be given help and advice throughout the entire trip. You will be warned of oncoming traffic and hazards. Your guide will co-ordinate with oncoming vehicles on the tight tracks, talking to them on another UHF channel so there's no confusion about what to do. On difficult sections, your guide will be out of their vehicle to help you and instruct you personally. 
• Reliable 200 Series Landcruiser tour vehicle with all safety, recovery, communications and emergency equipment - Satphone and Garmin inReach (tracker, emergency beacon & satellite texting), winch, snatch straps, Max Trax etc. -  You don't need to carry recovery gear.
• All accommodation including the first and last nights (holiday park cabin at Cooktown & motel room in Atherton) and all camping fees (caravan parks and National Parks etc).
• 6 dinners included (Cooktown Sovereign Hotel, Merluna Station, Weipa Albatross Resort, Bramwell Station, Loyalty Beach Bistro on the Beach, Cooks Hut Fish Fry-up & Atherton Pagoda Chinese (voted in Top 5 Regional Chinese Restaurants in Australia)
• 2 lunches (Thursday Island burgers and beer & Portland Roads Prawns on the beach).
• Full day Island Tour - Thursday Island ferry and bus tour
• 2 half day tours in Weipa - Weipa Mine & Town Tour + Western Cape Eco-tour Sunset Cruise
• Aboriginal Land Permits; National Park entry fees; Private property access arrangements.
• Tyre changing and mechanical assistance; spare 2-way radios.
• Night spotlighting sessions for animals; bird/animal ID books and apps; photography sessions and tips; some fishing gear and tuition.


WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?

 • 4WD Vehicle, fuel, food (other than stated above), camping gear, insurance, any other optional extras 


WHAT ARE THE 4X4 VEHICLE AND GEAR REQUIREMENTS?

• This tour is suitable for off-road camper trailers - please discuss your trailer with us if applicable. 
• A high clearance 4X4 vehicle with low range (with the exception of VW Amarok)
• Upgraded, heavy duty suspension - even on a new vehicle. Standard suspension will not cope.
• All terrain tread pattern LT tyres (Light Truck construction) with over 60% tread remaining (ie. about 7mm min). Second spare without a rim is ok (not mandatory for the Cape tour).  Discuss suitable tyre types with us. Not all LT's are created equal.
• Fuel range of 600 km is required for this tour. It's a good idea to carry an extra 20L of fuel in case of emergencies. There is generally plenty of fuel available along the way.
• Tyre deflator and digital tyre pressure gauge.
• Good quality compressor - preferably hard wired in the back of your vehicle, or at least fitted with an Anderson plug with somewhere to plug it in. You also need a gauge with a trigger so that you can read the pressure quickly.
• Good quality UHF radio base set (Uniden, GME, Oricom recommended) fitted into your vehicle by a UHF specialist installer. And a good aerial.
• Some spares are required to be carried eg. air, oil and fuel filters, fan belt. A full list is provided on booking.
• A mechanical checklist is to be completed and returned by a qualified mechanic at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the tour.
• An online medical form is to be completed and submitted on our "Trekka" system at least 2 weeks prior to departure.
• A camp that is easy to set up and take down. This should take no longer than 20 mins each time.
• Insurance - make sure your insurance company covers you for off-road driving. NRMA/RACQ etc will not recover your vehicle from remote tracks. Only one company (Club 4X4) will pay for your vehicle recovery in remote situations. There is an option with Club 4X4 to get up to $15,000 or $30,000 for remote recoveries.

NB: Our Landcruiser is insured with Club 4X4 but we are not sponsored by them. 


WHEN CAN I SEE THE FULL ITINERARY?

Itineraries can be provided on request (please use the email form below). When you have confirmed that you would like join a tour, you will be sent a link to our online Tour Database "Trekka" which will provide you with all the information, downloadable and online forms, a payment portal and the full itinerary.

Please note that the itinerary is subject to change depending on track conditions, weather, vehicle issues, border restrictions etc. 

Email for info and availability

Tour guide Tony

Your guide, Tony

Tony is a full-time tour guide and Cert IV qualified trainer and assessor in four wheel driving. He has led remote tours all over Australia and in New Zealand including the South Island High Country, the Kimberleys, Flinders Ranges, Central Aust, Canning Stock Route, Victorian High Country, Arnhem Land and Cape York. Tony is a keen fisherman and photographer and loves chasing wildlife with the camera. He has a Degree in Tourism and a Masters Degree in Wildlife Management.

Karen & Trev's post-tour interview
Cape York 2020

Greg & Di's post-tour interview
Cape York 2020

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208 Quay Street 
Rockhampton
Queensland 4700
Australia

Contacts

info@4x4treks.com.au

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+61 475 467 402

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